I think what the muslim really claim is that when polygamy is legal then prostitution will go away. That is very obvious because things that people do that used to be called prostitution is now called marriage.
However, that’s misleading. The issue is government still interfere in all kind of marriage whether polygamy and monogamy and that would still make most people worst off. It’s not the poly that’s the issue. It’s the “gamy” and government’s “blessing”, “interferences”, and “regulations” that comes with marriage that prevents people from maximizing their selfish interests.
Let me try to understand. That’s where we differ A LOT.
So, you think libertarian position is: Drum roll…
Government does have right to limit the number of child a rich father can make.
Then you said this better than my self:
Having more children than the “replacement rate” is CHILD ABUSE
Is that what you’re saying?
1. Government has no right to prevent the poor to keep breeding children. In India and Indonesia, for example, child of the poor are just starving and government should just let that happen. But it’s legal to keep breeding kids you can’t afford to educate, clothe, and feed.
2. Yet government does have a justifiable case to limit the number of child rich smart males can make.
The #1 reason why people get married is parenthood. We don’t know who dad is. So the only way in ancient time to know who daddy is if to have the wife commit to fuck only one guy, namely her husband. You see why most cultures, like biblical culture, allow polygamy but does not recognize polyandry? Polyandry has no points. We know who the mother is. You don’t need marriage to settle inheritance in matriachal culture.
Before only rich men with inheritance need marriage. Paternity assurance means a lot to them.